July 9, 2013

My Disney Dream Job

Welcome to those of you joining me from The Disney Point and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the final stop on our Magical Blogorail.

When I found out this month's Magical Blogorail topic was about our Disney dream jobs, countless possibilities went through my mind: Imagineer. Film executive. Animator. Pin designer. Archivist. Chef de cuisine. Margarita-tester (that has to be a thing, right?). But ultimately, there's one that rises above the rest.

WDW Tour Guide.

Some of my favorite Disney moments have occurred on the various tours I've done, and the Cast Members serving as guides play a big part in that. Every single one on every single tour has been exceptional. Funny, engaging, passionate, and full of fun facts. And I love me some fun facts. I'd be proud to join their ranks.

And truly, those guys have some pretty great jobs. They get to meet lots of new people (guests) and share their knowledge/love of Disney, all while working in the happiest place on Earth. And if you're lucky enough to be the guide on one of the Segway tours, then you REALLY have the best job ever, because you get to do all this from a SEGWAY. And that is truly awesome.

For me, tour guides get the best of both worlds. They get the daily interaction with the guests, but in smaller doses, and without a lot of the unpleasantness other cast members must cope with - like standing outside in the heat, being forced to don some less than spectacular costumes (Primeval Whirl ride operators, my heart goes out to you), or having to deal with other people's unruly kids. There's an age limit on most of the tours, and you know the people really want to be there because they paid for the experience. And obviously, it's up to the tour guide to provide a great experience, but being able to create those personalized magical memories for people would be a truly rewarding job.

So if anyone at Casting is reading this, let me know if you have any openings. And if it helps, I already know my way around a Segway.

Thank you for joining Magical Blogorail Black this month. We will be back on August 13th with an all new theme. Keep checking in with our blogs in between loops to keep up to date with our Disney news, photos and stories. If you are looking for more Disney magic, you can make your way over to The Magical Blogorail website to see all our members and their blogs, as well as all our previous loops.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ Manda’s Disney Blog
2nd Stop ~ The Magical Mouse Pad
3rd Stop ~ The Disney Point 
4th Stop ~ The Disney Chick

Related Links:
* This is How I Roll: Segway Tours in WDW
* Quiet on the Set
* My Favorite Nighttime Show


Manda said...

A segway tour!? WOW! lol! Sounds like you'd make a fantastic tour guide! I totally get what you mean about dealing with guests in smaller doses and knowing they really want to be there ... it sounds like an awesome way to have guest interaction and still work at Disney :) Great post, thanks for sharing! x

Beth Doda ~ disneymom2jhe said...

You are right - that IS the best of both worlds! I had never thought of that before, but it would certainly make for a job I would want to go to everyday!

Mary @Capturing Magical Memories said...

Ooh, that would be fun!